100% pure gold is 24-karat (ie 24 parts gold out of 24). gold is alloyed with other metals to increase its strength and make it more durable. zevarat.com gold has a distinctive finish, as we use more silver than copper and zinc as alloy. our coloured gold alloys contains almost no nickel to minimize possible allergic reactions.
22kt gold is 91.6% gold, the rest being other metals. this is most popular for plain gold jewelry and chains. 22kt gold is soft, hence not suitable for jewelry with studded gemstones. 22kt gold jewelry is stamped '22k' or '916'.
18kt gold is 75% gold, the rest being other metals. this is most commonly used for jewelry with gemstones. 18kt gold jewelry is stamped '18k' or '750'.
14kt gold is 58.3% gold, the rest being other metals. most jewelry in europe and america is of 14kt gold. however 14kt and less gold has a rather dull yellow colour, and not the bright yellow normally associated with gold. 14kt gold jewelry is stamped '14k' or '583'.
10kt gold is 41.7% gold, the rest being other metals and 9kt gold is 37.5% gold. 10kt gold jewelry is stamped '10k' or '417' and 9kt gold jewelry is stamped '9k' or '375'.
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